Today TV shows have become an outlet of reality idiocy. Rakhi ka Swayamwar, Roadies, Splits villa, Big Boss, Sach Ka Samna, Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao… Frankly, all the music and dance based competitions have become pseudo-reality shows of today! I watched an episode of ‘Emotional Atyachar’ lately. It was torture. How can people watch something so stupid!
The greatest reality show India has ever presented is the IPL. I recently watched a match. An entire innings passed without one cover drive! All our renowned stars were playing across the line of the ball- something only cricket novices do! I agree that it has generated huge revenues and viewership – but for whom? Who benefits? And abusing a game for the sake of money is something I can not stand. Or maybe I’m just too stubborn to understand.
I recently came across a girl, 11 years old, who loves watching Roadies! I’m seriously horrified about her future! Is this what we want our kids to learn? Recently 19-year-old girl, Krushnaa Patil, from Pune conquered Mt. Everest. Now, that’s something I call adventure, not cursing each other, dropping your fancy pants and eating grasshoppers! If that’s reality, let me live in my dreams!